The central old quarter of Vilnius is compact and travellers can visit most sights on foot. Those who would prefer to take in the sights in a more leisurely manner can make use of the city's efficient network of buses and trolleybuses; fares can be paid on boarding or through the Trafi app.
Most visitors prefer to make use of taxis, which are relatively cheap, although it is wise to ensure the driver has switched on the meter before leaving on the journey, or to negotiate a fare before setting off. Taxis can be hailed on the street, ordered by telephone or found at ranks at strategic spots in the old town. Uber and Lyft are also available.
Self-driving in the city isn't recommended because of heavy, undisciplined traffic. All the large international car hire companies have offices in the city and at the airport.
Visitors to Vilnius should be aware that, although the city is generally very safe, petty theft and pick pocketing can, unfortunately, be a problem on public transport. People are also sometimes targeted while walking around. So although it is a great destination to traverse on foot, visitors should try not to walk alone at night, or display conspicuous wealth while getting around in the city.
The airport is situated four miles (6km) south of Vilnius.
Vilnius Airport (VNO)
LocationThe airport is situated four miles (6km) south of Vilnius.
Getting to the city
A special train service runs from the airport to the Vilnius Railway Station around 16 times per day, taking just 7 minutes to connect the airport to the railway station. Bus and minibus services also connect to downtown Vilnius.
TimeGMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
Car rental agents with offices on site in the arrivals lounge include Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.
Approved airport taxis are available outside the arrivals terminal. Average rates include €10 to Cathedral Square, €12 to Konstitucijos Avenue and €18 to Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos. Taxis charge set rates and accept credit cards.
There is a currency exchange counter in the arrivals concourse. There are snack bars, cafes and restaurants in arrivals and departures, and a newsagent. The airport offers a VIP Lounge, which can be utilised by all passengers willing to pay the entrance fee. There are also some small duty-free shops.
Short and long-term parking is available.